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Yuck mouth

On Saturday mornings it was tradition to watch cartoons, from the time I woke up until 10 o’clock when my chores would begin. Sprinkled throughout the cartoons would be Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about being safe in a forest with … Continue reading

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Weather conditions

Living in the middle of the United States makes for interesting weather. Yesterday was in the mid-50s and today the temperature is 15 degrees (F). Last week we had a wind chill of -25 degrees. We’ve had ice, rain, snow, … Continue reading

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But first…

I have always preferred the “golden age” of entertainment; television, music, movies, there is something that strikes a deep chord within me when I watch or listen to the old songs or actors and actresses of that period. Often the … Continue reading

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Tell them

I took the day off yesterday and spent it working on my to-do list. I enjoy seeing my farmhouse go from being a house to a home after all the restoration work we’ve done. At one point, I took a … Continue reading

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Are you listening?

How many times have these words been spoken by you? Or to you? When we speak with someone, we want to know they are truly hearing our words and taking them in to resonate and either learn from them or … Continue reading

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Reigning in

The new year brings with it a sense of freshness, possibility, and often grand plans for new routines, renewed outlooks, or the desire to break old habits. All of these ideas, while a good thing, can take off in our … Continue reading

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Salty words

While eating my lunch today, I overheard a conversation that broke my heart. A group of friends were discussing youth groups and church attendance, when one of them said, “I quit going to church in ninth grade, when my youth … Continue reading

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GRIT

The idea of grit used to bring to mind John Wayne and his no-nonsense-take-no-prisoners attitude. Lately, the word grit has been used to describe tenacity in students and their ability to keep working even when it’s difficult. For me, grit … Continue reading

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And…yet

Thanksgiving is a gateway holiday for me. It marks the beginning of a season of hope, wonder, joy, celebrating with family, rich foods, sweet moments, and new memories. I love November and December with their changing weather, slower paces, and … Continue reading

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The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

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